Fortifying Cybersecurity with IDPS Vigilance

By: Pinaki Sahu, International Center for AI and Cyber Security Research and Innovations (CCRI), Asia University, Taiwan,


At a time when digital connectivity rules, the cybersecurity threat environment has grown significantly. This article explores the subject of Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, or IDPS, and how important it is to recognize and reduce cyber threats. This thorough review offers insights on protecting digital landscapes against threatening activity, from comprehending the nature of intrusion to assessing the difficulties and available methods.


Our increasing dependence on networked technology also increases our vulnerability to cyberattacks. Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) are now considered to be essential cybersecurity technologies, serving as watchful defenders against possible cyber threats, criminal activity, and unauthorized access. The purpose of this article to discuss about the fundamentals of intrusion, understanding the IDPS , its types and importance in the cyber-security.

What does intrusion mean?

Any hostile or unauthorised action that jeopardises the security of a computer system, network, or data repository is referred to as intrusion. These intrusions may take many different forms, including as virus infections, denial-of-service assaults, and illegal access, among others. Ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of digital assets requires the capacity to quickly identify and react to these incursions[1].

Understanding IDPS:

IDPS’s primary function is to keep a close eye on system and network activity. It carefully examines data flow in real-time, spotting possible threats by combining known attack signature matching with anomaly detection. Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) are the two primary categories into which the activities of IDPS may be generally divided[1].

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)

IDS monitors systems and network activity and notifies security personnel of possible security problems, serving as an observant sentinel. Its main job is to detect things without having to interfere[1].

Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

IPS adopts a more proactive approach, actively preventing or blocking intrusions in addition to just detecting them. It acts as a barrier against harmful actions by enforcing security regulations in real-time[1].

Types of IDPS

A network’s IDPS can be deployed at different stages. Network-based, host-based, and hybrid solutions give businesses the ability to customise their defences to meet particular demands[2].

  1. Network-based IDPS: Operates at the network layer, keeping an eye on network traffic and looking for irregularities.
  2. Host-based IDPS: Focuses on individual systems, analysing activities on specific devices for signs of intrusion.
  3. Hybrid Approaches: Integrate host-based and network-based features to offer a thorough method of threat detection.

Importance of IDPS:

  • Detecting Threats in Real Time: By enabling organisations to identify and address security problems in real-time, IDPS helps to lessen the potential effect of cyberattacks.
  • Ability to Adjust to Changing Dangers: IDPS is at the forefront of the constantly changing cybersecurity scene, staying ahead of new threats with frequent upgrades and ongoing monitoring.
  • Regulation and Compliance Needs: IDPS offers attentive defence against possible risks, which helps organisations satisfy strict compliance criteria.
  • Cutting Down on False Positives: IDPS solutions reduce false positives by utilising cutting-edge technology like machine learning, freeing up security staff to concentrate on actual threats.
  • Protecting Cloud and Remote Environments: IDPS is essential for protecting cloud and remote work environments, acting as a barrier against cyberattacks that aim to compromise these increasingly common places.
Fig.1 Importance of IDPS


The investigation of Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) underscores its critical function in protecting digital domains in the ever-changing environment of growing cyberthreats. IDPS provides proactive response and real-time threat detection through Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), acting as watchful guardians. Network-based, host-based, and hybrid techniques allow organisations to customise their defences due to their adaptability. Beyond immediate threat prevention, by lowering false positives, IDPS guarantees flexibility in response to changing cybersecurity environments, compliance fulfilment, and resource optimisation. With the increasing prevalence of cloud and distant settings, IDPS is an essential defence against cyberattacks. To put it in simple terms, the implementation of IDPS is a proactive, flexible approach to cybersecurity that strengthens our digital boundaries and guarantees the resilience of networked systems to changing threats.


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Sahu P. (2024) Fortifying Cybersecurity with IDPS Vigilance, Insights2Techinfo, pp.1

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